Articles by Somalia
China Drops To 100th Spot In Corruption Index Despite President Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign
December 04 2014 10:53 AM
China's drop by 20 places in the Corruption Index released by Transparency International on Tuesday seems to say that the anti-corruption campaign by Chinese President Xi Jinping is not effective in wiping out graft.
New Zealand Named Second in World's Least Corrupt Countries
December 03 2014 7:54 PM
New Zealand is the second least corrupt country in the world in the latest Transparency International Corruption Index.
ISIS Drug Transit From Afghanistan To Europe Confirmed By Russia: Money Goes Into Terror Funding And In New Recruitments
November 27 2014 4:05 PM
There seems to be an umblical chord between terror and drug trade.
Australia Warned To Cancel Passports of Australian ISIS Fighters in a Time of 'War'
November 18 2014 1:43 PM
A former Al Qaeda trusted aide who became a CIA informant has warned the Australian government to prevent the return of Australian fighters supporting ISIS.
Kidnapped German-US Journalist Freed After Two Years
September 24 2014 10:03 AM
Michael Scott Moore, journalist probing piracy in Somalia, was released by kidnappers and transported to Nairobi.
What Happens When Western Teenage Girls Join Jihad
September 18 2014 11:14 AM
Teenage jihadi aspirants from Austria, U.S. and France have been identified.
Obama Declares War against Islamic State, Authorises Airstrikes in Iraq & Syria
September 11 2014 12:39 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to wipe out the Islamic militants with the help of the international community.
World Cup 2014: Al Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Death of 49 Singles Watching Soccer Games in Kenyan Hotel
June 17 2014 5:56 PM
The Al Shabaab, a Sunni Islamist militia based in Somalia and believed to have links with al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for attacks on Sunday that killed 49 single men and women watching the World Cup matches in a Kenyan hotel.
Libya Migrant Shipwreck: Death Toll Near Italy Reaches 17, 200 Rescued
May 14 2014 2:38 PM
A migrant ship carrying at least 400 people sank 100 nautical miles south of the island of Lampedusa, in Southern Italy. At least 17 people died while 200 have been rescued, according to the Italian Navy.
State of the World's Mothers 2014: Australia in Top 10 Best Countries for Mothers, New Zealand in 16th Place
May 07 2014 3:48 PM
New Zealand has climbed one place higher in the annual State of the World's Mothers report by London-based aid agency, Save the Children. Out of 178 countries, New Zealand was ranked 16th from 15th place in 2013.
Execution Worldwide Up by 15%, Amnesty International Reports
March 28 2014 2:05 PM
The latest report from Amnesty International showed that execution rose by 15 per cent in 2013
World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index: New Zealand in Top 6, Australia in 8th Place
March 07 2014 4:39 PM
New Zealand has placed sixth overall in the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index. The global index measured 99 countries based on eight categories which include crime, government accountability, corruption, basic rights, security and access to justice and order.
'12 Years a Slave' Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Boyfriend: Somali Musician K'Naan, Not Dating Jared Leto
March 07 2014 4:33 PM
Jared Leto has been the subject of rumours all throughout the awards season. After being spotted in deep conversation at the Mui Mui show during Paris Fashion Week, rumour has it that the 42-year-old actor and Lupita Nyong'o are dating. Leto even added fuel to the gossip when he thanked referred Lupita as his "future ex-wife" in his Independent Spirit Award acceptance speech.
Defence Releases Sexual Violence in Conflict-Affected Environments Research
February 12 2014 10:17 AM
Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) launched a research paper which shed light to sexual violence rampant in conflicted areas
African Asylum Seekers Accuse Australian Navy of Physical Abuse
January 22 2014 1:26 PM
Asylum seekers from Africa are accusing Australian Navy personnel of torture on Wednesday. Their charges were corroborated by Hidayat, the Indonesian police chief, and backed by photos of the injuries.
Queensland's Criminal Bikie Gangs: Premier Newman Enlists Former Army Boss to Lead Government Crackdown
December 05 2013 2:35 PM
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has recruited a retired brigadier to oversee his government's crackdown on criminal bikie gangs in the state. Media reports say that the retired brigadier Bill Mellor, a former infantry platoon commander and army helicopter pilot, who is known for taking on violent warlords in Somalia in the 1990s, will now head the Queensland government crack team against the notrious bikie gangs.
New Zealand Named World's Least Corrupt Nation, Scores 91 Out Of 100
December 04 2013 4:28 PM
New Zealand has once again been named the least corrupt nation in 2013, tied with Denmark for the top spot.
Australia ‘Big Decliners’ in International’s Corruption Perception Index of 2013
December 03 2013 6:01 PM
Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index of 2013 has listed Australia as among the 'big decliners' from 85 in 2012 to 81 in 2013 (on a scale from 0 perceived "highly corrupt" to 100 perceived "very clean.").
Australian Refugee Series 'Go Back To Where You Came From' Bags International Emmy Award
November 26 2013 5:41 PM
Australian controversial refugee series "Go Back To Where You Came From" has won a prestigious International Emmy award Monday night in New York in a star studded ceremony. The two part series which airs on SBS, took home the award for the Best Non-Scripted entertainment category at a ceremony.
Indonesia No Longer Blocks Asylum Boats Bound for Australia
November 25 2013 9:43 AM
Australia is beginning to feel the wrath of Indonesia, following the diplomatic fallout due to leaks provided by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that Canberra wiretapped the phone of Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.